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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Enviro-Events Calendar for July 17-31, 2013





Environmental seminars, forums, education, networking and social opportunities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York & Delaware 


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July 17, 2013
New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan Information Session/Hearing
6 p.m. DEP Public Information Session
7 p.m. Public Hearing
Salem County Office of Emergency Management
135 Cemetery Road
Emergency News Center, Second Floor
Woodstown, NJ 08098
The New Jersey  Department of Environmental Protection and State Police will hold the second of three information sessions and public hearings on the New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan for the State's four nuclear power generating stations in Cumberland, Salem and Ocean counties. As required by the State's Radiation Accident Response Act, public hearings are required annually to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of the State's emergency plan. Representatives from DEP will conduct information sessions prior to the hearings. Representatives of the DEP's Bureau of Nuclear Engineering, Department of Health, and the Office of Emergency Management, Division of State Police will attend the hearings and respond to questions and comments from the public. Copies of the New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan will be available at each session.

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July 18, 2013
Combined Heat and Power: The Next Generation
Presented by the Natural Gas Industries Coalition (NGIC)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The EcoComplex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd Bordentown, NJ 08505

NGIC is sponsoring the conference to provide a forum for small-scale power generation. Participants include project developers, equipment manufacturers, utilities, end-users, trade associations, and financial institutions.  Cogeneration feasibility studies and market assessments have intuitively and objectively pointed in this direction. U.S. companies are actively assessing and acting on distributed generation/CHP business opportunities with security, environmental and risk mitigation benefits. Let’s explore the market for distributed generation/CHP technologies as well as develop effective business strategies for energy security independence and reliability. Registration information



July 19, 2013
8 p.m.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
17 Pemberton Road
Southampton, NJ
609-859-8860
www.pinelandsalliance.org
Join PPA for a fun family night as we watch and environmentally-themed movie under the stars!  Bring your chair and we provide the popcorn!  Bag It is a touching and often flat-out-funny film. We follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier, as he decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastic. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation about plastic, its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies.  Free (donations greatly appreciated).  Registration is required because space is limited. To register contact Tom by email or call 609-859-8860 x 14. In the event of rain the movie will be shown indoors.


July 20, 2013
5th Annual Farm Ride and Fun Run to benefit the Seed Farm 
The Seed Farm,
5854 Vera Cruz Rd, Emmaus, PA
Registration fees: $30: Pre-Registration (by July 1); $40: Day-Of Registration; $50: Premium Seed Farm. Ride or run through scenic farmland and feast on tasty, farm fresh food.  Choose from cycling routes of 10, 20 and 40 miles or run or walk through a 5K course that winds around the Seed Farm's fields. Click here for more event details and registration information.


July 20, 2013
Your Plant Deserves a Chance, Ask a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners of Camden County 2013 Plant Clinics
9 a.m. - Noon
Camden County Environmental Center

1301 Park Boulevard
Cherry Hill, NJ
Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and for some friendly and helpful conversation.


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July 22-25, 2013

Transportation: Driving a Sustainable Urban Environment
New Brunswick, NJ
Registration information here


July 23, 2013

Radiation and Human Health: Are women and children at greater risk?
A dialogue on: The National Academies of Science study of cancer incidence around Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
6:30 PM
Bishops Memorial Library
101 Washington St.
Toms River  (next to Ocean County Library)
Dr. Joseph Sauer and his wife, Cynthia Sauer will present their personal story of health risks from living near the Braidwood/Dresden Nuclear facilities in Illinois. This year the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science (NAS) will be conducting a study to estimate cancer risks to people living near nuclear facilities in the U.S.  Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station here in Ocean County is one of six nuclear facilities in the country to be included in the study. In order to provide more information to the community regarding this NAS research project, the League of Women Voters of Ocean County will be joining with other Ocean County organizations* to host a dialogue with Dr. Joseph Sauer and his wife, Cynthia They used to live near Exelon's Dresden/Braidwood nuclear power plants in Illinois but moved away after their daughter along with other area children were diagnosed with cancer following serious leaks and issues at the plant. Dr. Sauer, an OB/GYN will be discussing the health concerns and findings he formally presented to NAS during the Phase I scoping process of the study. Dr. Sauer and Cindy have been working with Dr. Arjun Makhijani (IEER)regarding the concerns for the use of reference man in the radiation protection standards and are seeking to protect the health of our most vulnerable members of Society. Sponsoring organizations: LWV Ocean County, New Jersey Environmental Federation, Grandmothers, Mothers and More for Energy safety (GRAMMES), and additional community organizations to be announced. Contact information: Janet Tauro  732 295 3874 -  janettauro007@gmail.com


July 24, 2013

Moth Mania
8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
17 Pemberton Road
Southampton, NJ 08088
609-859-8860
www.pinelandsalliance.org
This nighttime program is part of National Moth Week (www.nationalmothweek.org), a global citizen science project and celebration of nocturnal biodiversity.  Join us for a slide show presentation about the important role of moths in the ecosystem followed by up-close observation of the fascinating insects attracted to a black light in our field and gardens.  Speakers are Elena Tartaglia, PhD Rutgers University and Matt Sichel of Stockton College.  This is a free program.  Registration required, call Tom at 609-859-8860 x 14 or contact Tom by email.



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July 24, 2013
New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan Information Session/Hearing
6 p.m. - DEP Public Information Session
7 p.m. - Public Hearing
Ocean County Administration Building
101 Hooper Avenue, Room 119
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
The New Jersey  Department of Environmental Protection and State Police will hold the last of three information sessions and public hearings on the New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan for the State's four nuclear power generating stations in Cumberland, Salem and Ocean counties. As required by the State's Radiation Accident Response Act, public hearings are required annually to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of the State's emergency plan. Representatives from DEP will conduct information sessions prior to the hearings. Representatives of the DEP's Bureau of Nuclear Engineering, Department of Health, and the Office of Emergency Management, Division of State Police will attend the hearings and respond to questions and comments from the public. Copies of the New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan will be available at each session.


July 27, 2013
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
17 Pemberton Road
Southampton, NJ 08088
609-859-8860
Join Amy Karpati, Director for Conservation Science with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, for a day-long tour of the beautiful and historic Batsto River.  Foliage and wildlife make this an exhilarating and memorable experience.  Explore a characteristic Pine Barrens wetland savanna along the river - home to several rare plant species.  We'll stop for a brown bag lunch along the way. Cost is $15/person and canoe rental is extra ($40-$45 per 2 person canoe).  Registration required, call Tom at 609-859-8860 x14 or register online here. You must have canoe experience  


July 28, 2013
Forum on Northeast New Jersey Environmental Sustainability
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ramapough Lenape Nation Community Center
189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah NJ 07430.
This event will serve as a round table discussion for representatives from various environmental groups that have a focus on local volunteer work to meet, collaborate with, and to determine how best to coordinate our efforts to more effectively achieve our goals! Representatives of organizations will be able to make brief presentations about their organizations' current and planned projects or initiatives regarding various areas of environmental sustainability, as well as potential projects or initiatives for the future. Along with these presentations, those attending will collaborate with one another on how their organizations can work together on future projects by sharing resources such as specific skills or knowledge, contact information of individuals or organizations that may want to provide assistance, strategies in getting more people engaged, their own ability to volunteer, and everything else! Please be ready to share contact information because your presentations will be sure to spark discussions and collaborations that will hopefully continue well into the future! The event will be hosted by MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.) and light refreshments will be provided by local food organizations from the Bergen County area. Please contact Kyle Van Dyke at 201-312-7053 or by email at kylevd@mevoearth.org if your organization would like to attend. 



July 31, 2013

New Jersey Green Infrastructure Forum
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Duke Farms

Hillsborough, NJ
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Rutgers University's New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Secure your spot for this conference about funding opportunities, innovative practices and success stories related to green infrastructure in New Jersey. Highlights include: Funding Green Infrastructure Projects; Creating and Enhancing Green Infrastructure; Overview of Municipal Green Infrastructure Needs Assessment; Municipal Tools; Environmental Justice and Federal and State Goals. Continuing Education Credits are available  for Public Works Managers, Financial Officers, Municipal Clerks and Qualified Purchasing Agents! Click here to learn more about green infrastructure. More information and conference agenda here



August 1, 2013
PADEP
Alternative Fuel Workshop
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Presque Isle State Park
Attendees will learn the benefits of operating fleet vehicles using alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and propane (LPG).  Speakers will provide information on the growing natural gas fueling infrastructure in Pennsylvania, and how to apply for Alternative Fuel Incentive and Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle grants. Several alternative fuel vehicles and school buses will be available for viewing.Registration is required, and can be completed by contacting Teresa Willey at DEP’s Meadville Regional Office, 814-332-6816, or by email – twilley@pa.gov. For information on natural gas vehicles, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program button.


August 8, 2013
PADEP
Alternative Fuel Workshop
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lock Haven University’s Clearfield Campus

Attendees will learn the benefits of operating fleet vehicles using alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and propane (LPG).  Speakers will provide information on the growing natural gas fueling infrastructure in Pennsylvania, and how to apply for Alternative Fuel Incentive and Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle grants. Several alternative fuel vehicles and school buses will be available for viewing.Registration is required, and can be completed by contacting Teresa Willey at DEP’s Meadville Regional Office, 814-332-6816, or by email – twilley@pa.gov. For information on natural gas vehicles, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program button.


August 8, 2013





August 10, 2013
Weed Patrol
9:30 a.m.  to 12 noon
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve Visitor Center
1635 River Road
New Hope, Pa.
Join Grounds Manager Sebastian Brown and the Preserve’s Weed Patrol volunteers to learn about and remove invasive plant species. Your efforts will contribute to our goal of controlling invasive plant species on our grounds. Tools and supplies will be provided. Pre-registration is suggested. For more information about programs at the Preserve, call (215) 862-2924, visit www.bhwp.org, or email bhwp@bhwp.org.


August 15, 2013

GMO Free NJ Meeting
7 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon AvenueCollingswood, NJ 08108Enjoy a screening of the beautifully filmed documentary Deconstructing Supper, directed by Marianne Kaplan. In under an hour this little gem of a film takes us from a five star gourmet restaurant in Canada, to genetic engineering labs, down supermarket aisles, to farms across North America and India and back again. This thought provoking look at food production in the age of GMOs and industrial agriculture is informative and startling. Free organic popcorn. After the movie GMO free NJ members will be on hand to answer questions and lead discussion. Film is 47 minutes long and is appropriate for children. Bring a friend. Learn more at gmofreenj.com or call 856-869-3592



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August 17, 2013
Your Plant Deserves a Chance, Ask a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners of Camden County 2013 Plant Clinics
9 a.m. - Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard

Cherry Hill, NJ

Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and for some friendly and helpful conversation.


August 20-22, 2013

Eastern Regional Meeting - Society for Petroleum Engineers of PA

Pittsburgh, Pa

Over the past 5 years since the last ERM was held in Pittsburgh the basin has grown considerably to accommodate the explosion of the Marcellus shale and more recently, its older brother, the Utica shale. The result of this is the rich legacy of experience that was already present in the basin is now armed with access to and the application for the latest technology for oil and gas field development. This has shifted our basin from being a mere ‘user’ of technology to being a true ‘developer’ of technology. We have also seen the industry embrace the added environmental challenges of the area and work through solutions that benefit the communities in which we operate. The theme of the 2013 Eastern Regional Meeting is appropriately named “Bridging Experience with Technology” and Pittsburgh will be the perfect venue to share these realized successes to others in the basin and to showcase them to those operating in similar unconventional basins outside of the area. More information

August 22, 2013
Extending the Growing Season
Rutgers Master Gardener Association of
Camden County 2013 Homeowners’ Series
6:30 p.m. - Sign-in
7 p.m. - Program starts promptly
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Speaker Jan Zientek will address: How to Get a Longer Growing Season; Increase Your Harvest of Vegetables and Herbs; Use of Late Seed Planting, Cold Frames and Hoops, and Which Vegetables and Herbs “Winter-Over.” Zientak is the Senior Program Coordinator of Rutgers Urban Gardening Program, Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County and Acting Agricultural Agent. Advance registration requested. For more information, call 856-216-7130, email njgarden@camdencounty.com or go to the website: camden.njaes.rutgers.edu. Click on “lawn and garden”\

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September 16-17, 2013
Rutgers University
Bordentown, NJ
$695.00  Register
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Check-in time first day: 8a.m.)
Calculation of the amount, depth, duration, and timing of water anticipated in a constructed wetland is an essential element for preparing functional wetland designs. The single biggest mistake in botched wetland construction projects is failure to understand the amount and seasonal distribution of water over time. Learn about depth, duration and timing of water, and how to calculate and anticipate hydrologic patterns before your wetland is constructed! More information


October 9, 2013

US Green Building Council NJ"s 11th Annual Awards Dinner & Gala

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, NJ
Keynote Speaker & Honoree: Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker



October 16, 2013
ANJR Annual Recycling Symposium & Luncheon
Jumping Brook Country Club
Neptune, NJ

October 16-17, 2013
New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management annual conference
The Revel

Atlantic City
It's the premier floodplain management conference in the Northeast. With more than 40 speakers and several hundred participants, this is the conference that regional floodplain managers from the public and private sector plan to attend. In addition, many consulting firms and product vendors associated with floodplain management attend as well.The annual conference provides an opportunity for professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, geology, planning, code enforcement, floodplain management and emergency management to participate in Plenary Sessions and concurrent sessions on a broad range of relevant topics. The NJAFM conference also includes a number of training opportunities and networking events. Visit the NJAFM Annual Conference webpage for more information on conference registration, abstract submissions, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, Local Official and Student scholarships, and more! To register for the conference, click here. Register by July 31 to get the early-bird discount!!


October  18, 2013
EIA 2013 Fall Technical Seminar
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

The Environmental Information Association is excited to be holding the 2013 Fall Technical Seminar in San Antonio! With a spectacular location directly on the River Walk that over looks the historic Alamo mission, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers luxurious accommodations at our special EIA conference rate! The downtown location features genuine Texas hospitality and a prime location in the heart of the River Walk, for our EIA San Antonio, TX adventure. Information and Registration

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